If you’re looking for a sweet treat during your vacation in Pigeon Forge, it’s hard to beat a cupcake (or three)! The Smoky Mountain area is home to a number of superb bakeries that offer some of the best cupcakes in the state of Tennessee. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top four places to buy cupcakes in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies.
1. Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop
Located on Wears Valley Road, Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop is a little off the beaten path, but it is definitely worth a visit! Named after the shop’s owner, Shannon Bishop, this unique bakery lets guests design their own cupcakes. Visitors can choose the flavor of the cake, the type of icing, and what toppings they desire. Will you mix chocolate and peanut butter? Orange with cream cheese? Lemon with buttercream? The choice is yours! In addition to cupcakes and mini cupcakes, Bakin’ Bishop also offers full-size cakes, cinnamon rolls, brownies, whoopie cushions, and even more delicious treats.
The Sweet Shoppe of the South offers the most famous cupcakes in Pigeon Forge! Nikki Gribble and Susan Catron, the bakery’s owners, received national attention when they came in first on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars TV show. When you visit The Sweet Shoppe at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you’ll have the chance to sample their award winning cupcakes for yourself. Popular cupcake flavors at this bakery include Rocky Road, Cookie Dough, Strawberry Milkshake, and Thin Mint.
3. Tara Jean’s Ice Cream & Bakery
Tara Jean’s Ice Cream & Bakery is a hidden gem in the Smokies! This awesome bakery offers a number of unique varieties of cupcakes, including Blueberry Cupcakes, German Chocolate Cupcakes, Oreo Cupcakes, and Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes. We recommend taking advantage of Tara Jean’s Mix Six deal, so you can try a number of different cupcake flavors during your visit. For a truly indulgent experience, be sure to order some of Tara’s incredible ice cream with your cupcakes!
Gigi’s Cupcakes has built a loyal following since it opened in Pigeon Forge in 2012. With 30 varieties of gourmet cupcakes to choose from, you’re certain to find a flavor that you can’t resist. Standout cupcakes at Gigi’s include the Red Velvet Cupcakes, Kentucky Bourbon Cupcakes, Chocolate Cookie Dough Cupcakes, and Wedding Cake Cupcakes. If you have any gluten-free family members, they will be pleased to find out that Gigi’s offers a number of mouthwatering gluten free cupcakes.
When you stay with Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive from all of these delicious cupcakes in Pigeon Forge. Our cabins come with your choice of wonderful amenities, including hot tubs, mountain views, game rooms, wireless internet, and swimming pool access. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your next getaway. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge!